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The Plaza Group names Executive VP

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Hydrocarbon Engineering,

The Plaza Group, an international petrochemical marketing firm, has promoted Jose Flores to Executive Vice President.

“I could not be prouder of Jose and his accomplishments, both here at The Plaza Group and as a family man and friend. Jose has always been and will continue to be a critical driver of the company’s success,” says Randy Velarde, President and founder of The Plaza Group.

The Plaza Group provides solvents, chemical intermediates, industrial and agri-chemicals, fuels, and plastics, many of which are used in the production of resins, adhesives and coatings and ultimately become products from eye glasses to post-it notes, as well as many other products used in the housing, automotive, agriculture, and construction industries.

In his new role, Jose will manage all activities associated with The Plaza Group’s base businesses, including the purchase and distribution of solvents, aromatics, and intermediate petrochemicals. In addition, Jose will lead the company’s expansion into international markets and trade. Jose will continue to be a part of the company’s senior management team, focused on strategic planning, execution, and growth.

Jose joined The Plaza Group in 2005, following graduation from the University of Houston, where he also served as an entrepreneurship intern with The Plaza Group’s President Randy Velarde. In his 14 years with the company, Jose has progressed through varying roles, including customer service, logistics, sales, and business management. Prior to his new role, Jose served as Vice President, Base Chemicals.

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